The choice for an antivirus today has become a big issue to deal with. It is said that Malware developers have upped their game a little bit and got access to official Google Android industry. This has put mobile phones using codes at a high risk since there are many available free applications on the Google store. Kenya’s Cubot mobile phones have been a major victim on this where many free apps disguise to help yet they are on a very malicious mission.
There is this app that is designed to get away with peoples information, and over 50 Cubot mobile phones are said to have been infected with this type of infection. This app is called Droid Dream a very dangerous application available on Google app market.
Numerous warnings from Tech journos have been ignored for a long time now. This clearly shows that Cubot smartphones and other Android smartphones are at a higher risk due to the security reasons surrounding the users. You have to understand that smartphones are just small computers only that are used to make calls and send small messages.
I am certain that Cubot mobile phone users are now aware how to protect their cell phones so that their information is not endangered at any single day. Few survey done by the Kaspersky did a small research from different countries like Italy, France, and Denmark where they found that over 40 of smartphone users are not concerned by the risk they submit themselves for failing to protect their smartphones.
Mobile phones in Kenya cannot luck a sensitive pin such a PIN number, passwords and other user names available to protect their devices. Cubot mobile is now introducing a new phone that will have a finger print sensor to protect such uncouth behavior. Over 60% of Kenyans uses mobile phones for online banking Mpesa and other banking services connected with their major banks.
In every Cubot phone in every country, a password setting is available. On my Cubot cell phone, I use a four digit code or the drawer menu that helps me access the location and the security menu in few seconds. The same phone has an important option of setting a pattern as well as the sim card personal identification number (PIN).
One strongest thing to protect your mobile phone is the PIN setting. Then pattern lock can also be a magnificent thing to have in your gadget. Since some of Cubot mobile phones in Kenya are made of Gorilla Glass, you will not need to clear the screen all the time to avoid hackers who copies the phone patters. Coping it will be a very hard way to go.
Screen Timeout setting
Another vital level of security is by lowering the timeout of your phone. Security experts advice users that 1 minute and below is an ideal duration to protect your smartphone. Such a move will get rid of some thieves who picks up your phone and tries to maneuver their way trying error password to access your mobile phone. Mostly, Cubot cell phone this setting and works great to everyone having one.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Connectivity and settings are the vital parts regarding phone security. Any active network puts you at risks from tech gurus who wait for such devices to steal people’s personal passwords. Always disable Wi-Fi of your Cubot smartphone whenever you are getting out the house.
Keep it off completely until when you need to use it. Bluetooth can only be activated when you want to use it for file transfers. Every time you see your phone Bluetooth on, just remember you are in a very hot soup.
System should be protected
There is this thing going to Kenya where people are looting their phones. When you look your Cubot, mobile phone means that you have removed the manufactures protective protocols, and now you can install all apps no matter the licensees. Looting your phone is disastrous and leaves the security program crushed to perform further duties. It is sometimes useful but always calculate the risks rather than the profits. This move only earns the hacker mileage.
Antivirus scanner and Android safety
By now you have learned few things about mobile phone security. You are now vigilant with wireless connectivity. Below here are some of the hints to help you discover dangerous places during the applications downloads.
Get a mobile phone antivirus scanner- Cubot mobile phones often comes with a preinstalled mobile scanner. However, there also other free application available online that can do the same job. An app like Lookout can be of great help when choosing an app to download at the Google store. This app will help you not to pic anything vile in the market.
Before Droid Dream, the Google app market was filled with critical applications that were destructive to your personal data. But now, you can comfortably scan for the safe apps that you can install on your mobile phone. There are phone permissions that protect you from downloading malicious apps into your Cubot mobile phone. This permission gives you the time to go through the app, and if you can trust it, then you can go on and download the app. Other apps make requests to your phone; you will need to know which access this app is commanding on you Cubot cell phone.
There also other third party applications which come with a name close to the original name. These are the kind of apps that you should refrain from completely. Whenever you see such an app, just pass it and select the original one. Only download the original app within official name fro, the manufacturer.
Another thing you can do is conduct a small research online about that particular app you want to download. Research from different t blogs and also get into the manufacturer’s website and read about it there. This will not take you long to make sure you have downloaded the right app for your Cubot mobile phone. Kenya is a country with many people just waiting to make you poor, so take care of yourself when running your smartphone.
All the above points should be taken into consideration before protecting your phone. This will ensure that your Cubot phone is secured safely from any hackers out there. Awareness does not stop here, go out and preach these points to your friends and loved ones. Let them understand the right procedure into guarding their smartphones and mostly the Kenyan Cubot phone users in Kenya. If you are that guy that fills your mobile phone with funny betting apps, kindly get to know their origin so as to survive safely in your smartphone life.
Mobile phones are one good friend top us. We cannot live without them and wouldn’t wish to see them doing more harm than good to us. We need to create a good relationship with them which involves taking care of them as they give us the good services like the calls and the internet. That being said, I hope that the Cubot phone family has learned something that they will live to tell for the rest of their lives.